BRITISH DETECTIVE GENRE GETS A COMEDY MAKEOVER
The 39 Steps meets An Inspector Calls via Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and Midsommer Murders. A cast of six bring a comic flurry of suspects and characters together to discover who done what, and why Except, well four of the cast are stuck by the side of the road in the van, and only those two knights of the Theatre - Sir Gavin of Robertson and Sir Nicholas of Collett have managed to get to the venue but the show must go onComic clichs from the Detective genre - Lords and ladies, shady servants, secrets, motives and cunning detective-work abound in this genre-busting comedy from the Masters of inventive silliness! Thats IF the two of them can get through the play at all without losing the plot. Literally.Its not a new idea - its been DONE TO DEATH, BY JOVE - but not like this! Promise.Youve had Nicholas Collett with Your Bard and Nelson. Youve had Gavin Robertson with BOND! and Mata Hari - Female Spy Youve even had them both in The Six-Sided Man - and now you can have them both AGAIN in their new show: DONE TO DEATH, BY JOVE! From touring in USA, Australia and beyond, theyre now in Gavin Robertson:Gavin Robertson comes from a physical theatre background (Lecoq, Lindsay Kemp, Gaulier) creating and performing his own work for national and international touring. He has a diverse portfolio of productions including Bond, Crusoe, Spittoon, The Three Musketeers, The Six-Sided Man, Fantastical Voyage, Escape From The Planet of The Day That Time Forgot! and many others, infamously, Thunderbirds F.A.B. which played in Londons West End on six separate occasions. Each of his productions has toured internationally including several tours to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco, as well as Hong Kong, Lebanon, Turkey, Oman, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Bosnia, Russia and various other European countries.Nicholas Collett:Is an award-winning actor, director, writer and producer. His theatre work includes A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Winters Tale at the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican and Bombur in The Hobbit at the Queens Theatre in London. He has appeared in over 40 productions in repertory across the UK. Co-founder of Third Party who toured classics worldwide from 1994 to 2014 giving over 1000 performances and won a Peter Brook Award in 2010 for Dr. Faustus. His solo shows Spitfire Solo, Nelson, The Sailors Story and Your Bard have toured the UK, USA and Australia. In 2016 he won the British Arrows Best Actor Award for his performance in the Currys/PC World commercial Laptop with Jeff Goldblum. In 2018 he won a Special Performance Award at the World Duo Festival in Seoul, for his role as Counsellor in Theatre Hooams Black and White Tea Room.